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57 and 59, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0407 / 52°2'26"N

Longitude: -0.1536 / 0°9'12"W

OS Eastings: 526735

OS Northings: 239645

OS Grid: TL267396

Mapcode National: GBR J6D.3YR

Mapcode Global: VHGN8.9Y4Y

Plus Code: 9C4X2RRW+7H

Entry Name: 57 and 59, High Street

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Last Amended: 4 March 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162161

Location: Ashwell, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Town: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ashwell

Built-Up Area: Ashwell

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ashwell

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 2639

HIGH STREET (South side)
Nos 57 and 59 (formerly listed as the Bakery)

[Formerly listed as Nos. 57, 59 and 61 (Day's Bakery). Previously listed as house occupied by Day's Bakery and tenants]


House and shop in long uniform range, built as hall of the Brotherhood or Guild of St. John the Baptist in the Church of Blessed Mary of Ashwell, formed 1476. The building is c.1500, extended by an identical bay at left end in late C16. Timber frame; exposed close studding on jettied upper floor. Two storeys. First floor has seven mid C19 flush sash windows in moulded wood frames; ground floor with four canted casement bays, the right one a bracketed shop window. Two flush panel doors, the right one half glazed. On left centre is the blocked opening of the former cross passage. A three-bay hall was to right of this. Main stack on towards right is C17 or possibly late C16, an insertion in previously unheated hall.

Interior of left house (No. 57) shows heavy, wide-chamfered floor beam. Cellar with clunch and brick walls on left. Interior of No. 61 (Bakery) shows large clunch fireplace with timber lintel. Inside hall is the four-centred wooden arch of the cross passage door. Important group value in street. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2673539644

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